HelloFresh -Argentine-Spiced Steak

HelloFresh – Argentine-Spiced Steak

Next up is HelloFresh. I didn’t actually like the selection of meals in the box this week but I was accidentally sent this box. Hello Fresh responded quickly by comping me for this box which is much appreciated. I have to note that the website is a bit convoluted and complicated. The back end for the user might benefit from simplification so that its more intuitive and user friendly.

I didn’t like my other two meals from this week’s box but I really did like this meal below! I was worried because I wasn’t that familiar with cous cous and wasn’t sure if I would like it but it was good – very soft and crumbly – I liked it a lot! The steak was great, tender and perfectly pink inside.

Check out my video here:

Recipe Photo Breakdown

Hello Fresh Chimichurri    Hello Fresh Prep Hello Fresh Red Pepper

 

Chimichurri! Super easy

Hello Fresh ChimichurriHello Fresh Cous cous 3

Cous Cous Cous Cous! Its so soft and buttery!

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You can’t see here but it’s sizzling!

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Brown the otra side

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Its a beauty!

Hello Fresh Steak 3

Here’s what its supposed to look like!

Hellofresh Argentine Steak

Nylon Pink Headlines The Hello Kitty Closing Party!

Nylon Pink Headlines The Hello Kitty Closing Party!

Hello Kitty Closing Party

Join us as we say farewell to Hello Kitty, whose exhibition closes on May 31. Our festive closing party will feature catalog signings with exhibiting artists, a performance by Nylon Pink, music by DJ Shy, photo opportunities with Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty crafts, the Hello Kitty Café truck, and complimentary appetizers and drinks courtesy of Joto Sake and Chado Tea Room. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty will be open for viewing until 10 p.m.
*Artists will only sign Hello! catalog and exhibition prints. 1 catalog and 1 of each print per person.
$10 members, $30 general. JANM members get early access to the closing party starting at 6 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets!

Try the World Box – Almond Macarons Recipe

This past Saturday Nylon Pink and I participated in an eating contest which we filmed live on Periscope. Yuki Ito, the tiniest one of our bunch won the eating contest but what was most interesting is that we discovered the Kiki Wongo has an incredible knack for live streaming chat. I feel extremely awkward on live chat unless I am just doing an interview or answering questions. If there’s dead space = super awkwardness ensues! Part of the reason Tila Tequila was so popular back in the day and blew away all the import models on Myspace was simply because of her personality.  She had a big one, and frankly all the other import models, myself included,  had no personality. We weren’t ever required to talk!?

Try the World Box – Almond Macarons Recipe

On a totally unrelated note, I finally got to test out the Try the World box, which I’ve been dying to try forever! In reality I was campaigning quite hard for them to sponsor my subscription, but having fallen on deaf ears, I finally ponied up the money and subscribed.The first box I received was the Marrekesh Box. The box comes with a beautiful companion booklet detailing all the items included and including some famous recipes from the region. I will be reviewing the box in an upcoming post. tried out the almond macarons recipe. The end result didn’t look anything like the photo in the booklet but I thought that the cookies were delicious! (The Director thought that the cookies were gross)

By the way, don’t confuse macarons with macaroons. I’ve never works with almonds before….it was fun. I love almond jello!

almonds

Pulverized almonds

almond macaron almond mix

Making that dough

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So I tried initially to half the recipe ingredients which I really don’t recommend doing with a baking recipe.  The dough was way too runny and not at all stiff like the directions stated it would be so I added way more almonds and powdered sugar into the dish

almond macaron dough mix  

almond macaron dough 

The result was a soft pillowy cookie, crispy at the edges and soft in the middle. Good with extra dustings of powdered sugar on top! Oops for some weird reason I didn’t take a photo of the final cookies, but here’s what they are supposed to look like! Click on the photo below for the recipe!

Rose Water Macaroons

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Nylon Pink – Live Stream and Chat!

Nylon Pink – Live Stream and Chat!

Nylon Pink

 

Join us at Boiling Crab on Sunday, the Nylon Pink eating contest is happening! I’ll be competing too and I plan to take them all down!

Follow NylonPink on Periscope to chat with us on live streaming video

What happened to my long lost twin?

What happened to my long lost twin?

I used to have a twin. I found out about her in college. She lived 40 miles away from my high school but even then knew all about her.  The Asian Community is very tight knit. My friend showed me her homecoming photo. I didn’t think that she looked like me at all! Ok so she wasn’t literally my twin but she was just a girl my friend said looked just like me. I became mildly obsessed with the idea that I had a lookalike roaming around in such close vicinity. My insecure high school self did not like this at all.

I didn’t make it into UCLA right out of high school, I actually transferred there later on. I was looking forward to attending college in San Diego at UCSD and living away from my very strict parents.

But I arrived on campus and discovered that my twin had also chosen the Very. Same. College. WTF?? What were the chances? I constantly starting comparing myself to her. She had huge C-cup breasts to my A-cups (pre-implant), were her boobs real? They were pretty amazing. She was one of the models in a this import car calendar that all my classmates were drooling over. I was not

We ran in the same circle of friends. We went to karaoke together. She could sing too?? NO! It also happened more than once that I was walking around campus and someone would walk right up to me and call me by her name and still not know that I was not her.

And she was just cooler than me. I just wasn’t cool. One day I showed up at school wearing this tacky D&G shirt covered in logos. Her best friend made a joke about tacky logos and they snickered to themselves.

And then I transferred to UCLA and never heard about her again. Its the weirdest thing. I thought of her the other day and looked for her on Facebook and couldn’t find her. I had looked for her once before, several years ago to no avail. Why? I guess I was just curious if we still looked alike. I wondered what she ended up doing with her life, we were once on such similar paths and than my life veered sharply off the traditional path.

I spent about ten years touring around as an import model. People would constantly come up to me in public in Koreatown or San Gabriel and ask to take a photo with me. I wonder when I had half a million followers on Myspace did people go up to her and call her by my name?

HUM Nutrition

 HUM Nutrition

Hum Nutrition sponsored me with Killer Nails and Red Carpet for shinier hair and stronger nails. I’ve been trying it out for about a month. I have no idea if there is a difference in my hair (I have so many extensions and so much bleaching damage), but the Killer Nails work. I go on and off acrylic nails and it KILLS your natural nails. Although I keep my nails pretty short nail, there was been no breakage in the past month.

Hum Killer Nails HUM Red Carpet

Rocksbox Subscription Box – Part II

Rocksbox Subscription Box

Month #1, Rental #2

Rocksbox is one of the subscription boxes that I am currently trying out. You can rent three pieces of jewelry per month and exchange them back unlimited times throughout the month. I returned the first three pieces from my first Rocksbox and received these three new pieces back! The earrings were cute, more understated and cute – most appropriate for me to wear to work

Rocksbox Jewelry

 

 

I love the contrast of color the Perry Street “Kayla necklace” adds, it really makes the pink pop! I let Rocksbox know that I like even bigger statement necklaces than this one

RocksBox Jewelry Perry Street

I loved the Slate “Mia Necklace”!
Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription

 

The cost for the monthly subscription is only $19 a month which is CRAZY! Take the Rocksbox Style Survey to get started with your first three pieces. Use my coupon code for the first month free! Coupon code: KailaYuxoxo

See my first RocksBox Set Contents

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Lentil-Crusted Salmon

Lentil-Crusted Salmon

with Spinach-Yogurt Dal & Apricot Chutney

salmon spinach pasta

Blue Apron is the next delivery meal subscription service that I tried! It’s one of the more well established brand and I was really sold on trying it out because one of my close friends raved about the service. At Blue Apron you aren’t able to select your meal options and it turned out to be an issue for me, I didnt like any of the recipes that I was sent :(. I wished that I could opt out of Asian inspired dishes because I generally don’t really love Asian fusion dishes. If you like Asian Fusion dishes, Blue Apron is a perfect fit for you!

The Lentil-Crusted Salmon itself was great but the Dal was really weird and chewy. I’ve never had it before so I didnt know what the texture was supposed to be like. The apricot chutney’s flavor didnt really pair well for me with the salmon and dal. I ended up throwing away the dal and chutney and whipping up a bacon spinach parmesan pasta to pair with the salmon instead.

lentil crusted salmon recipe card

lentil crusted salmon ingredientsprep brown butter

 

 

 

Totally weird apricot chutney!

chutney

 

 

ghee

dal    salmon flour

 

Nice Brown Crust!

seared salmon

 

If Startup Founders were The Avengers

If Startup Founders were The Avengers

If Startup Founders were The Avengers

written by Kaila Yu with lots of help from Tyler Turner

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http://www.infokomputer.com/

Elon Musk would be The Iron Man

Ok we arent the first to come up with this analogy but the most obvious choice for the leader of the Avengers Iron Man is Elon Musk. Both Tony Stark and Elon Musk are billionaire industrialists linked to beautiful women. Like Iron Man, Musk is highly skilled at thinking outside of the box and has dedicated his life to saving the world through lofty ambitions. They are both leaders, business superhero, inventor, and passionate about space travel. Wait! Did Elon Musk base his career off The Iron Man Comic?

 

Tim Ferriss Hulk The Avengers

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Tim Ferriss would be The Hulk

Tim Ferriss is a famous angel investor in the start-up scene. Like Hulk’s alter ego Bruce Banner he has famously made himself as a human lab rat on his television show The Tim Ferriss Experiment. By day Ferriss is a self professed nerd, by night he becomes a freak! Luckily none of Ferris’s experiments have backfired as badly as Banner’s did……yet!

 

Sophie Amoruso Black Widow

Marvel.com

 Sophia Amoruso would be The Black Widow

Both are expert tacticians, adept at strategy and complicated analysis in  a fast paced world. Sophie Amoruso, called the Cinderella of tech by the New York Times, mastered Ebay, Myspace and Facebook to launch a new model of online fashion clothing sales and Nasty Gal was a runaway success.

 

Kayvon Beykpour The Falcon

Marvel.com

Kayvon Beykpour would be The Falcon

The Falcon has a psychic connection with the birds of the world —  giving him six billion pairs of eyes for spying.  Similarly Kayvon Beykpour has linked up with the famous Twitter bird and his live streaming hit app Periscope allows him (and us) to have billions of eyes internationally

 

Gary Vaynerchuk as Wolverine

ThisGivesMeHope.com and Marvel Comics

 Gary Vaynerchuk would be The Wolverine

Ok well, Wolverine isn’t in the movie adaptation of The Avengers but…….. he was a member of The Avengers in the comic – and we say that counts! Both Vaynerchuk and Wolverine are known for their brutish natures, intensity, passion and aggression. Surprisingly they both also operate from an innate code of honor and sincerity

We couldn’t find a founder who was a perfect fit as our Thor! Who do you think would make a perfect fit for Thor? We’d love to hear from YOU, our readers!

Source: We found lots of our information from Wikipedia!

Fresh N Lean: Healthy Meal Delivery Service | Organic Diet

Fresh N Lean: Healthy Meal Delivery Service | Organic Diet

It’s an exciting time in the world of food delivery! Along with all the subscription box meals, many new businesses are being created that fulfill the need for healthy, quick and easy meals. I’ve now started working a full time job and I am pretty exhausted by the end of the day to have any energy to cook a meal from scratch every single night of the week.

fresh n lean meal delivery

I was invited to try out a new service called Fresh n Lean – they are the provider of a healthy vegan diet meal plan. All of their dishes are organic vegan meal, GMO free, and contain no artificial ingredients. I am not a vegan or vegetarian but I have been making an effort to eat less meat and include more vegetables in my diet — Meatless Mondays! The meals are delivered in a microwave safe container, all you have to do it pop it in the oven or microwave and breakfast, lunch, or dinner is ready to go!

My mornings are extremely busy so I opted to sample their breakfast options.

Hearty Granola

I really enjoyed the hearty granola, the portion is for two meals, but the portions were so generous that it made for four meals. I’m normally a frosted flake kind of girl but the hearty granola fills me up much better and I don’t suffer from that dreaded sugar crash later on. I had some strawberries and blueberries available, bananas and apples would also make a great topping!

hearty granola fresh n lean 2 hearty granola fresh n lean

Apple Bran Muffins

The Apple Bran Muffins are a perfect grab & go morning option. I usually don’t have time for breakfast in the mornings before work but I can just pop these muffins into the microwave for three minutes and eat those pipping hot cinnamon treats in my car on the way to work

apple bran muffins 2

 

Chia Seed Pudding

I love Chia Seeds so I was excited about trying out the Chia Seed pudding! The portion size is easily enough for two breakfasts. I’ve only had chia seeds in my drinks, the pudding was interesting but delicious. The texture was like a jello pudding with a fruity tangy flavor. A great healthy start to the morning!

chia seed pudding